Do you feel drained and look exhausted? Crow’s feet wrinkles around your eyes can make you look even more fatigued. Fortunately, Botox® is an excellent anti-aging treatment that can help reduce the appearance of these wrinkles.
We’ll explain how this treatment works and what you can expect from your appointment.
Aging and Tired Eyes
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner, making it more likely to be damaged. Smoking and overexposure to sunlight can make this worse. In addition, the muscles surrounding the eyes can cause wrinkles to form. The muscles around the eyes can create wrinkles when we squint or frown, which can become permanent over time.
Cosmetic treatments such as Botox® injections can help reduce wrinkles and give you a more youthful look. The injections help relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and have a quick, low-maintenance effect. These treatments are a much more effective solution than drugstore products that do not address the underlying factors leading to wrinkles.
How Botox® Works
Botox® is a popular treatment used to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles, such as crow’s feet. This is done by blocking the signals that the nerves send to certain muscles, thus preventing the muscles from being able to contract and form wrinkles. It has been thoroughly studied and approved by the FDA for its safety and effectiveness.
Botox® appointments don’t require much time. They can usually be finished in less than half an hour, and you won’t have to take time off to rest afterward. Although there may be some minor discomfort, it can be easily managed with a cold pack and over-the-counter pain relief medicine.
Patients use Botox® to get a natural-looking outcome without having to undergo surgery or risk the appearance of scars. It is also seen as a secure and successful way of treating wrinkles and lines when done by an experienced practitioner.
Botox® as a Crow’s Feet Treatment
Most people observe a notable improvement in their complexion within five to seven days of getting Botox®. Patients generally feel renewed and confident, with many claiming to look many years younger. These effects last for three to four months, after which you may have to go in for another round of injections. With repeated treatments, the nerves learn to relax more efficiently, which helps to extend the effects.
Alternative Treatments to Botox®
If you want to see drastic changes in your appearance, we suggest combining Botox® with other injectables or cosmetic treatments. For instance, dermal fillers can quickly fill in sunken areas on your face that make you look tired. Facials also give your skin a brighter, more youthful look.
Get Botox® Today
Botox® is a safe and effective solution for improving the appearance of tired eyes. Its ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, as well as the fact that it is non-invasive, make it a popular choice among patients.
While some risks are associated with the procedure, they are minimal and can be effectively managed with proper pre-treatment counseling and post-treatment care. Ultimately, Botox® may be the best solution for improving the appearance of tired eyes, depending on the individual’s particular needs and preferences.
Melinda Silva, MD, is a San Diego-based anti-aging and wellness medical spa in Chula Vista, specializing in bioidentical hormones, weight loss, and CoolSculpting. If you want to get rid of tired-looking eyes and crow’s feet, our anti-aging doctors in San Diego can help! Get in touch with us to schedule a consultation!